Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Assuming both videos are shown to the jury, they will decide how to weigh the credibility of each recording. Expect each side to argue for the relative importance of their preferred video... or sometimes you'll see one side focus on the similarities between the two recordings and the other side focus on the differences. They may bring an expert witness to highlight flaws in the interview technique... or attack the credentials of the interviewer.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer It is possible that the charge is totally bogus. You could be charged with assaulting the Tooth Fairy. If you didn't do it, then enter a plea of not guilty and make them prove it to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.
Unfortunately, proper defense could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. You are facing up to 20 years in the state penitentiary, so you have to take it seriously, no matter how flimsy the state's proof.
Kelli Y Allen's answer Even if the case is expunged, you will still need to disclose the arrest and charge on any immigration paperwork and be prepared to show documentation of the dismissal. Have all of that with you when you go to the consulate and it should not present a problem. I would advise a consultation with an immigration attorney to review the documentation and review any issues prior to leaving the U.S.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer They'll need someone who can discuss the authenticity of the recording, how it was made, affirm that it has not been edited or altered, identify the voices of the people speaking, that sort of thing. The admissibility of a recording can also be challenged for other reasons, for example if it was illegally obtained.
The question is vague and could be interpreted several ways... but at the same time it would be unwise to post specific details on a public website. You should discuss...
Grant St Julian III's answer From your question, I'm not sure you understand the process. Defendants do not select jurors. There is a process called voir dire; each side may ask questions of potential jurors, each side may strike a potential juror for cause, each side has peremptory challenges, then the first 6 remaining jurors (12 in a felony case) are seated as the jury. If, after strikes for cause there are not enough jurors remaining to seat a jury, the jury panel is "busted", and a new jury panel must be assembled....
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer If you sued these two people then you can ask the judge in that case to issue a temporary restraining order, but it will expire when the case is over.
If you did not sue them then contact the Justice of the Peace court for your home address and ask about the requirements for a "Peace Bond" which can last for up to a year, and does not depend on the status of another case.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Article 32.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure is still on the books but unenforceable since it was ruled unconstitutional on a separation of powers issue.
The statute of limitations is long enough that the state could dismiss and yet still get a grand jury indictment after dismissal. This can be a MAJOR problem for the defendant because the dismissal releases the bond and the indictment triggers a new arrest for the same offense. Both arrests will appear in the defendant's...
Victoria Collins' answer Yes, a person has a right to call the police anytime he/she has a concern regarding themselves or someone else. Also, if “hanging out” included sexual conduct you may be charged with statutory sexual assault of a minor
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Ask your attorney if it is possible that the judge will consider replacing the warrant with a summons so you don't have to surrender on the warrant. Also ask if the judge will consider granting a personal bond so you don't have to post cash bail.
Grant St Julian III's answer If a final conviction of guilty was entered on the case, the only way to remove the matter from a person's record is through pardon from the Governor. Non-disclosure and/or expungement is not available.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Community supervision could be revoked, or it could be extended, or conditions might be added, or the defendant might just get a warning and continued on probation.
If it was regular "straight" probation the offender could be locked up to serve their sentence.
If it was Deferred Adjudication probation then there isn't yet any formal sentence so the defendant could be sentenced to anything within the punishment range for the offense. For example, if a person was on Deferred...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Every county has their own numbering system. Call the clerk's office at the courthouse in the county where the case was filed and ask them to help you locate the case file. Its contents are considered public so you should be able to read it for free and buy copies of documents for a reasonable price. Expect it to cost more if you need CERTIFIED copies.
A prosecutor can get rid of a criminal case any time she feels like it, by making an offer so good that the defendant is likely to accept and, if that doesn't work, by simply dismissing the case. If the judge refuses to sign the dismissal then the prosecutor can rest her case without putting on any evidence.
So it is curious that the prosecutor is the one that busted the panel... since they have other...
Unless you have been explicitly told otherwise by YOUR criminal defense attorney, the highest priority in your life today is that you attend court and that you be ON TIME. In fact, you should plan to be there at least 15 minutes early.
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